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Alexander Hamilton from Hamilton (written by Lin-Manuel Miranda)


[BURR]

            Bm   
How does a bastard, orphan, son of a whore and a 
F#   
Scotsman, dropped in the middle of a 
           G
Forgotten spot in the Caribbean by providence
                   D
Impoverished, in squalor
                Bbdim
Grow up to be a hero and a scholar?


[LAURENS]

     Bm        
The ten-dollar founding father without a father
       F# 
Got a lot farther by working a lot harder
            G
By being a lot smarter

By being a self-starter
      D                          Bbdim
By fourteen, they placed him in charge of a trading charter


[JEFFERSON]

     Bm
And every day while slaves were being slaughtered and carted 
 F#
Away across the waves, he struggled and kept his guard up
  G
Inside he was longing for something to be a part of
     D                         Bbdim
The brother was ready to beg, steal, borrow, or barter


[MADISON]

        Bm 
Then a hurricane came, and devastation reigned
     F#
Our man saw his future drip, dripping down the drain
       G
Put a pencil to his temple, connected it to his brain
        D                          F#sus4          F#
And he wrote his first refrain, a testament to his pain


[BURR]

          Bm
Well the word got around, they said, "This kid is insane, man"
F#
Took up a collection just to send him to the mainland
G
"Get your education, don't forget from whence you came
          D                      Bbdim
and the world is gonna know your name. What's your name, man?"


[HAMILTON]

Bm
Alexander Hamilton
            F#
My name is Alexander Hamilton
              G
And there's a million things I haven't done
              D              F#
But just you wait, just you wait...


[ELIZA]

            Bm
When he was ten his father split, full of it, debt-ridden
     F#                                                   G
Two years later, see Alex and his mother bed-ridden half-dead

Sittin' in their own sick, the scent thick


[COMPANY]

N/A
And Alex got better but his mother went quick


[WASHINGTON]

Bm    
Moved in with a cousin, the cousin committed suicide
F#
Left him with nothin' but ruined pride, something new inside
  G
A voice saying


[WASHINGTON]                     //    [COMPANY]
"You gotta fend for yourself"    //    "Alex, you gotta fend for yourself"


[WASHINGTON]

               D                         Bbdim
He started retreatin' and readin' every treatise on the shelf


[BURR]
 
     Bm
There would have been nothing left to do

For someone less astute, he woulda been
F#
Dead or destitute without a sense of restitution
         G
Started workin', clerkin' for his late mother's landlord
D                              Bbdim
Tradin' sugar cane and rum and all the things he can't afford
Bm
Scammin' for every book he can get his hands on
F#
Plannin' for the future see him now as he stands on
    G
The bow of a ship headed for a new land
   D                Bbdim
In New York you can be a new man


[COMPANY]
 
  Bm
In New York you can   //  (HAMILTON)

Be a new man          //  Just you wait
   G7
In New York you can   // (HAMILTON)

Be a new man          //  Just you wait
   Em9
In New York you can

Be a new man


[WOMEN]

   F#
In New York--


[MEN]
New York


[HAMILTON]
Just you wait!


[COMPANY]

Bm
Alexander Hamilton (Alexander Hamilton)
        G7
We are waiting in the wings for you (waiting in the wings for you)
           Em
You could never back down
                                F#
You never learned to take your time
     Bm
Oh, Alexander Hamilton (Alexander Hamilton)
      G7
When America sings for you
           Em
Will they know what you overcame?
           D                   Em
Will they know you rewrote the game?
     Bm/F#      Em/G    D/A      F#7/A
The world will never be the same, oh


[BURR]
 
   Bm              
The ship is in the harbor now  //  (COMPANY)
Bm/C#              
See if you can spot him        //  Just you wait
 Bm/D        
Another immigrant 
    Em              
Comin' up from the bottom      //  Just you wait
     Em/G          
His enemies destroyed his rep
Em/C#       
America forgot him


[MULLIGAN/MADISON & LAFAYETTE/JEFFERSON]

F#sus4   F#
We fought with him


[LAURENS/PHILLIP]

F#sus4      F#
Me? I died for him


[WASHINGTON]

Bm9/F#       F#
Me? I trusted him


[ELIZA & ANGELICA & PEGGY/MARIA]
Em6/F#       F#
Me? I loved him


[BURR]

      Em/C#
And me? I'm the damn fool that shot him


[COMPANY]
           Em/G                            D
There's a million things I haven't done
             Em6/F#
But just you wait!


[BURR]
F#7
What's your name, man?


[COMPANY]

Bm
Alexander Hamilton!

Bm


*as far as I can tell, the bassline in this part moves up Em like this:
E F# G A B C# D E
all the way through "america forgot him"
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markiylokid 10 Nov 20, 2015 02:30 AM

amazing! thank you so much :)!

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ilgod 10 Jun 12, 2016 06:01 PM, edited at 10:02 pm

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jhenryh2005 10 Jan 06, 2017 06:04 PM

absolutely perfect!

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